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25 random things about me


this is a facebook meme that’s currently going around. since i can’t leave well enough alone, i modified it to be “24 true random things about me, and one lie”. i’m a contrarian. so sue me. anyway, i’m reposting it here, because i’m lazy and because it was fun to write: Rules: Once you’ve been […]

ellen and senator john mccain debate gay marriage


this is a must-watch video clip — ellen hands john mccain his head on a plate, logic-wise. here’s my favorite part: “Blacks and women did not have the right to vote. I mean, women just got the right to vote in 1920. Blacks didn’t have the right to vote until 1870. And it just feels […]

comment of the day


from an obama/clinton story on talking points memo: “Blocking revotes in MI and Fla.” Lol! I just love this mindless talking point. Where did he acquire the power to stop the Michigan and Florida legislatures from passing laws and/or the state parties from submitting workable delegate selection plans to the DNC? Is this like a […]



» today is anniversary #8 with kirk. you can read all about it. love ya baby. » next tuesday is the stevenote at macworld, which means lots of new apple stuff to potentially spend money on. in case you just stumbled here, i’m a big apple fan. what could get me to blow the dust […]

your creation museum report


via daring fireball, a tour of the creation museum, from just the right perspective. here’s a sample: Let me say this much: I have to admit admiration for the pure balls-out, high-octane creationism that’s on offer here. Not for the Creation Museum that mamby-pamby weak sauce known as “Intelligent Design,” which tries to slip God […]

real advice from fake steve


fake steve jobs on why to avoid business school, and school in general, if you want to truly be successful. from the article: Business school dude, listen up. Forget shadowing me. You’ll never be like me, because I’m one of a kind. I came out and they broke the mold. But if you want to […]

riverdale garden: outstanding cuisine in the bronx


Here’s a reprint of a post I put up on We gave the Riverdale Garden a test run a couple of weeks ago. We were very happy with the service, atmosphere, and food on the regular menu, so we returned last night to celebrate my partner’s birthday with a 15-course meal with wine pairings […]

My Afternoon in Wal-Mart’s MP3 Download Hell


Thank jeebus that the medialoper tried wal-mart’s new download service, so i didn’t have to. so it’s not really my afternoon, as my post’s title might indicate. it’s the medialoper’s. a typical snark-filled excerpt: Eventually I give up searching for music and decide to browse by genre. I start with Rock -> Alternative. I’m happy […]

learning about joybubbles


one of the great things about the internet is that by goofing around you can stumble across the most interesting things. and yesterday, via boing boing, during my lunch hour i learned about joybubbles. joybubbles was the adopted name of joe engrassia, a blind man who was one of the first phone phreakers. phone phreakers […]

you tube commenters


The Internet Has Always Had Loud Dumb People…but I’ve never seen anything quite as bad as the people who comment on Youtube videos. At least according to the hysterically funny [and dead-on accurate] cartoon at the link above. via digg, which certainly has its share of idiotic commenters. feel free to leave your own idiotic […]

schneier interviews the head of the tsa


bruce schneier’s blog on security issues is one of my consistent favorites on the web. i love people who can take a subject about which i know little and care even less, and make it fascinating. schneier is one of those people (and rands is another). anyway, schneier recently interviewed kip hawley, the head of […]

who made steve?


“God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” but then who made steve? here’s the brilliant answer an excerpt: This oft-quoted text presents a mystery. If God did not make Steve, then where did this uncreature come from? How did Steve come to be? God did not make Steve, therefore we must also assume […]

JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank


as a follow-up to Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz, which i wrote about last year, i humbly present JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank, for sale at at the low low price of $19,999.95. order before midnight tonight and receive your first battle supply of shells at no extra cost. i’m still partial […]

mister rogers, armando benitez, and more


a few this-and-that things for a friday: » 15 reasons why mister rogers was the best neighbor ever. i got all teary reading this and had to take a walk to the pantry at work. i’m convinced that watching his show every day as a kid, and hearing him tell me that he loved me […]

fisher price technology integration


think your job is boring? think again. from the article: Ryan H was pretty excited to start his new job as a developer. But his excitement quickly faded after he started. It didn’t fade into apprehension, disappointment, or regret — just into nothing; he simply stopped feeling anything at all. This type of apathy is […]